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Want to give my 40 lb dog klonipin 3 hour drive. ***** *****

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Want to give my 40 lb dog klonipin for a***** ***** *****
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Clonazepam (Klonopin) is used primarily as a short-term adjunctive anticonvulsant for the treatment of epilepsy in dogs. When considered as an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety drug) dosage recommendations vary considerably. Most range from 0.05 - 0.5 mg/lb up to 2-3 times daily but some recommend up to every 6 hours dosing or dosages up to 1 mg/lb every 12 hours. Generally dosages are started near the low end and increased if necessary.

Adverse effects of sedation (or, paradoxically, excitement) and ataxia ("drunken sailor") may occur.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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